Mr. Francis M. “Frank” Rummo, 81, of Milford MA, died Friday (April 24, 2020) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville TN, following complications from COVID-19. He was the beloved husband of Elaine (Quenneville) Rummo.
Frank was born in Milford, MA, the son of the late Dominic and the late Amelia (DeStefani) Rummo. He attended Milford Public Schools and during his junior year in high school he enlisted in the US Navy. Following his tour of duty, he completed his high school diploma as a member of the first Milford High School night school graduating class. Frank was always considered by his classmates as a member of the Class of 1957.
Frank was first employed as a young man at the former Draper Corporation in Hopedale, MA from 1962 to 1967. He then became employed as a delivery driver for UPS, working from 1967 to 1999. In recent years, he looked forward to gathering every Thursday morning with his fellow retired drivers from UPS.
Frank was a resident of Milford, MA for most of his life and was very active at Sacred Heart Church in Hopedale where he served as a Eucharistic Minister and altar server and brought communion to the hospital bound. He enjoyed many camping trips with his family and very special friends and their families. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, as well as his casino trips and playing the lottery and scratch tickets. Frank was an avid ice hockey fan watching the Boston Bruins every chance he could. In 2008 he became a loyal fan and member of the Nashville Predators hockey family, attending as many games as he could. But his favorite past-time was watching his kids play field hockey, soccer, ice hockey, baseball and run track and watching his grandchildren cheer, play basketball, baseball, ice hockey, soccer, volleyball and run track.
Frank also enjoyed his vacation time in Maine with his wife, kids and their families at his brother-in law and sister-in-law’s home, the late Louis and Marilyn Quenneville. He never considered anyone a stranger and would talk to anyone he ever met as if they were longtime friends. He was a member of the Elks, the Teamsters Local #170 and the Italian-American Veterans Post of Milford.
Along with his beloved wife of 56 years, he is survived by his three children; Pamela and her husband Jeffrey Smith of Douglas, MA, Francine and her husband William Doyle of Milford, MA and Dr. Paul Rummo and his wife Becky of Franklin, TN; his nine grandchildren: Madilyn and her husband Patrick Gatewood of Milford, VA, Celia Smith of Douglas MA, William, Brian & Matthew Doyle of Milford MA, Quentin, Lily, Camden & Laney Rummo of Franklin TN; one sister: June, and her husbsnd Leonard Lynch of Falmouth MA; one brother: Dominic Rummo and his wife Barbara of Milford MA; one brother-in-law: Donald Quenneville of Hudson MA; also many cousins, nieces, nephews and great friends.
Frank was the brother of the late Richard Rummo and brother-in law of the late Ann (Quenneville) Mayes; the late Louis P. Quenneville and his late wife Marilyn (Mahar) Quenneville; he was also the uncle of the late Stephen Rummo.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. His funeral will be held SATURDAY (August 1st) at 11am from the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home, 44 Congress Street, Milford MA followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 NOON in Sacred Heart Church, 187 Hopedale Street, Hopedale MA. Burial of his cremains, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Mary's Cemetery in Milford MA. Visiting hours will be Friday (JULY 31st) from 5pm to 8pm at the Edwards Memorial Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The National Kidney Foundation @ www.kidney.org/support or to The United Way @ www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19# or by contributing to your local food bank.
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